you do realise there is a luxury tax right? you realize that even the Yankees are trying to get below that right? and if we waste our money on napoli that just puts us 15 or more million closer to the luxury tax for a guy that could, as you admit, only be a slight upgrade.
with all this hype you would think the guy is a 40-50 homerun guy. he has a career high of 30 homeruns, plays poor defense (which will just get worse), and has been inconsistent. PASS.
well i am not saying we need to do anything like the yankees. i am just saying that even with all the money they have, they still are trying to stay below the tax threshold. So even though we have a ton of money i wouldn't be surprised if walter and co. still plan on staying below that number.
anyways yea i see your point, i just really don't want napoli because I have a feeling that he will disappoint and become a contract we all end up regretting. if he was a guy with 40 hr power ok, but he isn't. he's a guy that has had only TWO seasons of more then 20 homeruns.
man this free agent class SU.CKS lol.
A Napoli/Loney/Ellis combo for C/1B woudn't be too shabby. The biggest need in my opinion is another top-notch starting pitcher. Grienke, Peavy, Haren? I'd say those look like the best three on the list, but could be that none of them hit free agency.
It will be interesting to see where Hanley ends up permanently position-wise. I wonder if Gordon is still perceived as the shortstop for 2013.